US President Joe Biden on July 20 announced the presidential delegation to the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and informed that it would be led by First Lady Jill Biden, republicworld.com reports.
White House in a statement on Tuesday said, “President Joseph R Biden, Jr. today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Japan to attend the Opening Ceremony and events of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games beginning Friday, July 23, 2021. First Lady of the United States Jill Biden will lead the delegation.”
Meanwhile, Raymond Greene the interim Charge d'Affaires at the US Embassy in Tokyo will be the only other US official who would join Hill Biden at the opening ceremony.
Already postponed Tokyo Olympics are set to take place in Japan from July 23 to August 8as the host city remains in a state of emergency amid the surge of COVID-19 cases.
The Organizing Committee has also recorded over 70 COVID-19 cases among the people related to the Tokyo Games since July 1, out of which, more than 30 are cases among foreign nations.